Originally Posted by PitchnGrin
So just to follow up because I hate how 80% of the threads that interest me end with NO Conclusion. Punks!
The Gallon I dry hopped with Galena/Willamette has bottle conditioned about a month. It tastes about how I expected. Nice earthy, spice, a little fruit but not blowing the doors off. Maybe a little rough around the edges from the Galena. I definitely like Willamette as a dry hop. There is something about sticking my nose in the empty glass with all that malty hoppy surface area. It reminds me a little bit of spending time with the lady. Mmmm. Has anyone made that association? I can't be the first...
Galena is making it a little rough but I've noticed it mellows with time so I will keep tasting it over time. I have 9 or so left. Drinkable and different for a good change up but not something I would keep around on purpose.
My other 5 gallons is awesome, I might back off a touch with the Columbus next time because it is being a little bit of a 'loud talker' but the amarillo and centennial are juicy good.
sorry that i'm just now following up.........Conclusion: it was too bitter
, it's ok tho, it's still drinkable, just not what i was going for. Also i used 1 oz of peak smoked malt which i think was probably too much. oh well, lesson learned. Now I'm gonna go the opposite direction and try a ton of late addition hops instead.